Renal Question #37
The nurse is preparing an instructional discharge plan for a client with polycystic kidney disease and teaching will include which of the following instructions? (select all that apply)
- Take all medications as ordered such as ACE inhibitors for hypertension and diuretics for edema.
- Limit fluid intake since renal failure is imminent.
- Maintain fluid intake of at least 2,500 mL per day.
- Know signs and symptoms of urinary tract infection.
Teaching a client with polycycstic kidney disease includes understanding medications, and why/how they will help; to maintain fluid intake (to help prevent UTI and calculi); and to be proactive against UTIs. Other teaching includes restricted sodium.